J Vale da Ribeira
About the home
A stylish and comfortable terraced property, with air conditioning, set in a small, countryside condominium called Vale da Ribeira ('VDR'). VDR sits in approximately 75 acres of farmland between hills and valleys so the view from the terrace across open countryside and down to the Alvor Estuary is simply stunning. The house is privately owned by a family who take pride in offering a home from home experience to guests with luxury furnishings and fully fitted kitchen and bathroom facilities. Set into the side of a little hill the property's front door is at first floor level leading to a large sitting room, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom with loo and sink. Accessed from the sitting room through glass doors are two roof terraces with dining furniture and fabulous views. Downstairs are two bedrooms, both with en suites and French doors out to small private patios which, in turn, lead out onto the communal gardens. All windows and external doors have lockable shutters. Parking to the front of the property is off street and at first floor (entrance) level. Free WIFI is available to all guests staying in the property. An extra put up bed is available to hire.
Within a short minute's stroll is a large communal pool. A little waterfall runs down into a children's paddling pool area making VDR perfect for families. At the highest point of the village is a pergola with seating - a perfect place to relax and soak up the views of the surrounding countryside. Extensive, landscaped gardens offer plenty of space to relax and many guests comment on how easy it is to slip into their holiday in such peaceful surroundings.
First Floor (entrance level): Large open-plan sitting/dining area to seat up to 6 with glass sliding doors leading to two roof terraces • Flat screen TV with both local and English language cable channels • DVD player • CD player • Walking maps, local information & full house notes, including manuals • Fully fitted kitchen with granite work tops • Utility room • Cloakroom with loo & sink • Air conditioning units • Lockable security blinds on all external doors & windows • House Alarm
Ground Floor: Staircase from first floor down to the sleeping area • Master bedroom with super king bed, en suite bathroom & French doors to a private patio • Twin bedroom with beds that can zip together to make a super king size, en suite shower room & French doors to a private patio • Air conditioning • Lockable security blinds on all external doors & windows
Outdoors: 2 first floor roof terraces with panoramic countryside & Alvor Estuary views, dining table & chairs to seat up to 6 • Charcoal BBQ • Private off-street parking to the front • 2 private ground floor patios leading down to the communal gardens • 2 private sun loungers for guest use only
InHouse WIFI (free): You are able to use a hard wired broadband connection in the villa.
General: Local information folder • English speaking property managers based nearby • Out of hours emergency contact number
Vale da Ribeira Facilities: Large communal pool within 1 minute walk from property • Large pool terrace with feature bridge • Child's paddling pool area • Shared sun loungers & parasols around the pool • Outdoor shower • Extensive landscaped gardens • Relaxing seating area under a wooden pergola
Notes: Landscapers/gardeners will visit Vale da Ribeira regularly for a short time to maintain the gardens • Pool men will visit the shared pool regularly to check the levels • NO smoking inside the property • No pets
Cleaning & Linen Rota: Bed linen & house towels provided • Arrival & departure clean • For bookings of 7 or more nights there will be a mid-week light clean & towel change every 3 or 4 days • Full linen change and clean every 7th day for bookings of more than 7 days • Extra cleaning & laundry changes available on request for an additional charge
Check In / Check Out Details: Arrival restricted to after 4pm & departure to no later than 10am unless otherwise agreed
Minimum Stay: The property is available for breaks as short as 4 nights or for longer lets
Welcome Pack: Pack of basic food provisions and basic toiletries available on request at a one off payment of £40
Child Facilities: Travel cots available on request at £5 per night per item • High chairs available on request at £5 per night per item
Extra bed: Put up bed available for occasional use • For bookings with 5 people there will be an extra charge of £10 per night to cover the cost of laundry, cleaning & bed hire for the 5th person
All utility costs (water, electricity & gas) are included in the rent
Advanced bookings (over 8 weeks before Arrival): 25% of the rental price (inc pool heating if applicable) due up front to secure booking • Remaining 75% of rent due 8 weeks before arrival • Refundable security deposit of £200* due 8 weeks before arrival • Payment for hired extras, etc due 8 weeks before arrival
Bookings made within 8 weeks of Arrival: Full rent balance (inc pool heating if applicable) + refundable £200 security deposit due up front to secure booking • Payment for hired extras, etc due up front
*Security Deposit refunded 14 days after Departure
PAYMENT METHODS & CHARGES:
MasterCard or VISA cards: Bank Charge of 1.6% of the transaction amount
American Express cards: Bank Charge of 3.5% of the transaction amount
International Debit Cards (Outside of UK): Bank Charge of 1.6% of the transaction amount
Debit Cards (UK Solo, Maestro, VISA Debit): Free of charge
Bank Transfers: Free of charge
Late Booking Discount: 10% off the rental rate for bookings made within 30 days of arrival
Early Booking Discount: 5% off the rental rate for bookings made more than 150 days of arrival
Long stay booking discounts may be applicable
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Meia Praia - 5-10 mins|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Algarve / West Algarve region
As you travel across the Western Algarve, you will pass through an area of unchanged traditions, brought together with the latest modern conveniences and exciting holiday attractions. Welcoming its guests with the Mediterranean climate, the Western Algarve reveals a great variety of flora and fauna. The region is rich in biodiversity and ecosystems making it of a great ecological interest. The best way to discover the aromas and flavours of the Western Algarve is to stroll through the narrow streets and alleys found away from the coast. Here you will find a myriad of local restaurants and bars indulging into the dainties of traditional cuisine. The range of choices includes famous regional delicacies such as figs, almonds, carobs and a very special brandy. Only a step away from the restful inland area is the excitement of the Western Algarve night-life and the most beautiful beaches in Europe. During the daytime you can enjoy fanciful shadows of the rocky coastline casted on the sand and as soon as the night comes revel in the merrymaking of bars, discos, marinas and casinos. The region's built heritage reveals particular memories of the ancestors of the Western Algarve, making it a special cultural place to visit. If you are looking for an active holiday time, the Western Algarve offers a range of outdoor sports from golfing on the green courses to physical exercise at the region's excellent facilities.
The Lagos / Odiaxere area
Magnified with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Vale da Ribeira is a very beautiful and peaceful village. Completed in 2007 it has been a huge success with holidaymakers, many of whom return year on year. While the village is conveniently located near the EN125 road, properties are set well back on elevated grounds, allowing residents and guests to enjoy peace and quiet among olive, orange and almond trees as well as other local flora. This is a year round destination - winter sun, excellent walking and bird watching, spring flowers in abundance, summer beaches and warm sunshine. The fantastically beautiful coastline and glorious hills inland are all within easy driving distance. The beaches in the Western Algarve are among the most beautiful and least crowded in Europe. There are lots of sheltered coves along the South Coast and Vale da Ribeira is very close to the famous Meia Praia beach which is the longest in the area stretching from Lagos up to the Alvor Estuary. Most beaches are easy to park at, some (for example Luz and Burgau) tend to be a little more popular and only a short walk is involved. Nearly all have some form of beach bar or restaurant. Get the map out and explore - there is so much to see and sometimes you might come across a beach that you share with only a few people. Golfers are ideally placed as some of the best courses in the Algarve are within a short drive including Penina, Palmares, Boa Vista and Parque do Floresta. Within 10 minutes is Algarve's famous Motorpark (Autodromo International Algarve) near Portimao with its racing school, driving experiences, events and activities.
How to get there
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Faro Airport is about 45 minutes and Odiaxere, the nearest village, is 4kms (just under 5 minutes in the car). The village is at the end of a long drive which leads only to Vale da Ribeira so is perfect if you’re looking for a nice peaceful, relaxing holiday off the beaten track. N.B. There is now a toll charge applicable for those using the A22 but you don't pass through any toll booths. Please check the details of how to pay the charges with your car hire company as it is unlikely that you can pay online and most car rental companies offer a good solution. Lisbon airport is a 2.5 hour drive and nearly all motorway driving so a good alternative. It is a good idea to have some Euros with you as there are toll roads along the way and you'll be able to pass through these quickly if you have change rather than notes. Seville Airport is another alternative and you must check with your car hire company that you are able to drive into Portugal. Airlines such as TAP Portugal, Monarch, EasyJet and BA all fly into both airports and it's a good idea to shop around as there is nearly always a good deal to be found. There are a lot of car hire companies in Portugal and sometimes your airline will offer you a discount if you use their partner company. A local Lagos company that we have used for many years have always been very reliable and the car will be waiting at Faro Airport. They will offer anyone booking through Peartree an all-inclusive, discounted, deal - this includes unlimited drivers, children's seats and zero-excess. They can offer a transfer service from Faro Airport to the property (and back). Given the position of Vale da Ribeira I would recommend a car for local journeys so if you've had a transfer from the airport they can also arrange to drop off a car to you at the villa.
Activities near Lagos
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 400||£ 57||-||4 Nights|
|1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 480||£ 69||-||4 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 560||£ 80||-||4 Nights|
|1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 680||£ 97||-||4 Nights|
|1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 800||£ 114||-||4 Nights|
|1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 560||£ 80||-||4 Nights|
|1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 480||£ 69||-||4 Nights|
|1 Nov 13||1 Apr 14||£ 400||£ 57||-||4 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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